Many New Zealand organisations offer funding for deaf and hearing impaired people, and people who work in hearing-related areas.
You can download an information sheet (see end of this page) which summarises facts about the major scholarships and grants. Or you can find out more by exploring the options below.
We strongly recommend you contact the organisations directly to check current eligibility criteria and closing dates.
The Deafness Research Foundation offers three types of funding – travel grants, project grants and an annual PhD scholarship. Applications for project grants and the PhD scholarship close at the end of June each year. Applications for travel grants are accepted throughout the year.
An annual scholarship of $5,000 for study that will benefit deaf or hearing impaired people in the Tauranga/Mt Maunganui area. Applications close 31 October.
Available to deaf people participating in Deaf Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Applications close 1 December.
Available to hearing impaired women students enrolled at the University of Auckland in their second or subsequent year of study. Two application dates – 30 June and 1 November.
Contributes to the costs of attending a conference or course, or doing a research project on the education of deaf and hearing impaired children. Applications close 30 April 2012.
Available to deaf or hearing impaired secondary students. Applications close on 31 October each year.
Available to deaf post-secondary students. Applications close on 1 March each year
To help people pursuing careers in the fields of speech and hearing. Applications close 1 March.
Available to deaf applicants, for training that will benefit the welfare, education or well being of other deaf people. Applications close 31 January.
Sign Language Interpreting Scholarships
These scholarships aim to support students who wish to become qualified New Zealand Sign Language Interpreters. Applications close 31 January.
To encourage and enable more deaf students to achieve a tertiary qualification by studying at Victoria University of Wellington. Applications close 30 November.